Posts tagged "Fleur And Manu"

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

There were a couple of big high-profile videos this week from artists I like, and they had big ideas, but they didn't move me much. The video for Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney's "FourFiveSeconds" went for a certain classicist magazine-shoot simplicity, and while Rihanna turned in a hell of a charismatic performance, the video… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 6, 2015 - 9:36 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

There was a lot of nudity and violence and crisp, vivid black-and-white in this week's music videos, but most of the videos that leaned heavily on those tropes didn't make it onto this week's countdown. The videos that did the best this week relied on their performers' charisma, and they burst with joy and movement… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 1, 2014 - 10:56 am

Movement – “Ivory” Video (NSFW)

"Ivory" is a delicate, lush, rippling spaced-out quasi-R&B song from the Australian trio Movement, and in its floaty wooziness, it's pretty clearly a sex song. The French directing team Fleur & Manu, who have made some amazing videos for M83, have pushed that idea way beyond its natural conclusion in their new "Ivory" video. The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 25, 2014 - 3:23 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Watching the VMAs on Sunday night, something struck me: The music videos themselves were fairly beside the point, but almost every video that won a major award was absolute bullshit. Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors" video, which won Video Of The Year, is pretty-enough boring nonsense. Meanwhile, Robin Thicke's problematic-but-fun "Blurred Lines" video, which did more to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 30, 2013 - 12:35 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

For about five minutes near the beginning of the week, I was thinking that I'd limit this week's list to Christmas-themed videos, but then the only Christmas-themed videos I saw all week were the Killers clip below and this ridiculous Dropkick Murphys thing. It's just as well, really, since some truly captivating videos did eventually… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 7, 2012 - 4:17 pm

M83 – “Wait” Video

The directing team of Fleur & Manu have previously made two amazing videos for "Midnight City" and "Reunion," two songs from M83's Hurry Up, We're Dreaming! album, using them to tell the story of a group of escaped superpowered mutant children. Today, they give us the Creators Project-produced clip for "Wait," which finishes those kids'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 5, 2012 - 12:43 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Last week, we skipped this list so that we could run our list of the 25 best videos of the year thus far. So I'll just take a moment to point out that last week's list, if we'd done it, definitely would've included SoKo's "We Might Be Dead By Tomorrow and" Blood Orange's "I'm SorryMore »

By: Tom Breihan / June 1, 2012 - 12:59 pm

Canyons – “When I See You Again” Video (NSFW)

Here's the sunny clip for Canyons' "When I See You Again," a video that marries colorful found footage with band footage. Keep an eye out for a bearded Kevin Parker (Tame Impala). Fleur & Manu direct. Slightly NSFW for some slices of nudity. Watch below. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 10, 2012 - 10:17 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The two highest-profile videos of the week were almost certainly Rihanna's "We Found Love" and Coldplay's "Paradise." I didn't put either video on this list. I didn't leave them out because they're pop videos; I'm absolutely happy to show love to a great pop video. But both of those videos seemed forced, in opposite directions. More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 21, 2011 - 1:42 pm

M83 – “Midnight City” Video

The video for M83's skyward synth epic "Midnight City" concerns an X-Men-esque school for kids with glowing eyes and freaky special powers, and what happens when a group of those kids escapes and has a telekinetic break-stuff party in an empty building. Fleur & Manu direct, and it's awesome. Watch it below, and shout out… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 17, 2011 - 2:11 pm

The 8 Best Videos Of The Week

This week's best videos include new ones from The Death Set, Deerhoof, Snoop Dogg, Starkey, and Alcoholic Faith Mission. It's another week of totally safe for work videos too, but the Starkey video, which is set at a Pentecostal church, has several scenes of religious ecstasy that you could mistake for a (solo) sex scene:… More »

By: jessica / January 14, 2011 - 5:25 pm

Tricky – “Murder Weapon” Video

Tricky stars as a boxer who has to throw a fight in this video for "Murder Weapon." The song was originally by Echo Minott. Here Tricky turns up the Peter Gunn bassline and has Franky Riley -- redo it with her own, sleepier vocals. Riley has been Tricky's touring vocalist for the past couple years,… More »

By: jessica / August 16, 2010 - 9:32 am